Connecticut Sun vs. Minnesota Lynx
July 24, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Connecticut Sun and Minnesota Lynx face off on Sunday in a WNBA showdown at the Target Center. These two teams faced off on Friday, and it was the Sun that were able to secure the 10-point victory.
The Lynx come into this game with a 10-18 record overall, and after they climbed back into the playoff race, they have fallen off a bit. In the last game against the Sun, the defense gave up 94 points and that led to the loss. The Lynx are averaging 82.8 points, while their defense is giving up 83.9 points per game. The offense is ranked 5th in the league, while their defense is ranked 7th overall. This is Sylvia Fowles last season, but she is still having a big season, Fowles is averaging 15 points and 9.8 rebounds per game while shooting 63.5 percent from the field. In this game, the Lynx needs the defense to be better in this game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Connecticut Sun, who sits with an 18-9 record overall, and they have won two games in a row. In each of the last two games, the offense has been strong, and they will try to push the pace in this game. Connecticut is averaging 84.7 points, while their defense is giving up 77.7 points per game. The offense is ranked 3rd in the league, while their defense is also ranked 3rd in the league. The top player for the Sun has been Jonquel Jones, and she is averaging 15.1 points while shooting 50.2 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from behind the three-point line.
The Lynx lost by 10 on Friday night, and it would have been a lot more if it wasn’t for a late comeback. In this game, I expect the Lynx’s defense is going to again be an issue and that will be the difference as the Sun get the job done here. Back the Connecticut Sun to cover the spread with ease.